We decided against any heroics on this crossing.
It's a "sair fecht" (hard going for non Scots) pedalling up soft bumpy grass!
A memorial to somebody's wife who snuffed it in the 1890's....
Dougie suggested a different route this morning, one we've never tried before. After cycling through Bilston we went on to a twisty little track and eventually emerged opposite Boghall farm. There was a choice of tracks and we opted for the one to Castlelaw which to be honest was pretty vague at times and consisted of a few rough field crossings but eventually we came to civilisation again! This is a route that's going to be done again as there are a lot of possibilities on it........but only when conditions are dry!!